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Nepal Friendship Society

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  • Chitwan, Nepal
Organization Description
Ever get the feeling that you have a higher call? You know...that you have a special purpose on this Earth. In fact, if you had the chance, you would surely save the world... Well, maybe not the world, but some small part of it. Volunteering abroad is one way to make a difference. Challenge yourself, test your patience and open your mind and heart. Come and join us in Nepal.... Nepal Friendship Society is a non-government and non-profit organization, working with community.Our main aim is to bring awareness and help to the community to improve better life through volunteering. Our mission is to provide affordable and safe volunteering program in Nepal. Nepal is a country rich in culture and great volunteer opportunity to stay in a Nepalese home as well as learn and share Nepali culture. Our program duration is 4 weeks (minimum) to six months(maximum).

Our famous program is : Teaching Project
Dear all, Namaste! How would you like to teach eager children against a backdrop of the Himalayas? This is your chance! Nepal is desperately poor, and its schools often lack resources and skilled educators. English is an essential subject for young Nepalese to learn. Often, a good ability to read and write in English will mean they can secure seats in good universities and ultimately, get well-paid jobs. Due to this, parents and teachers exert a lot of pressure on the young students to learn the language. Students are very eager to learn from an international volunteer, and you will be able to make a big difference. You’ll teach conservational English as well as from the official curriculum and you’ll be encouraged to hold debates and discussions, Environment classes, Sustainable development for keeping clean environment for future generation. This will make the children learn quickly and ensure they become confident individuals capable of believing in themselves. Teach English in Nepal, and help improve the quality of education for the local children while enjoying the panoramic Himalayas and charming hospitality of the Nepalese people.

VOLUNTEERS' RESPONSIBILITIES By teaching English in Nepal, your efforts will be focused on teaching conversational English in public or private schools, six days a week except public holidays. Depending on your individual interests and skills, and on the needs of the local staff, your daily activities involve, but are not limited to: Teaching Basic English to the students. Helping students to improve their Basic English and conversational skills. Supporting recreational and artistic activities focused on educational learning. Organizing and developing activities that encourage learning. Assisting the full time local teacher with class duties. Educating children regarding personal hygiene. Working with the local teachers on curriculum development. Assisting school administrations with daily tasks. Tutoring the students and help with their homework.

HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE In Nepal, English is not part of the standard primary school curriculum. Many poor families cannot afford private English education, and often, students will enter higher schools with very little knowledge of Basic English. As a volunteer, you’ll be helping to make the transition into the higher schools easier. With our volunteers, the students will be able to hold debates and discussions and this will help them to comprehend the language better through improved grammar and vocabulary. Your presence will encourage the students to speak English, and gradually build their confidence. There are no specific qualifications needed to join our volunteer social project in Nepal beyond a fluency in English. However, your understanding of the Nepali culture and language can help improve the experience for you and the children. Volunteer teachers should have strong English fluency, both written and verbal, although no previous teaching experience is required. Volunteers should have a love for teaching, English and conversation and willing to work as a team. Volunteers should also be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, and patient and strive to be good role models for the students. Volunteers must also respect the locals and the host organizations, along with their rules. Our (NFS) project is located in Kathmandu,Chitwan and Lamjung. Nepal is a country of matchless beauty. On the northern borders of Nepal, the majestic mountains of the Himalayas draw visitors in the thousands every year. As you travel south from there, you’ll pass countless snow-fed rivers, deep ravines and gorges, green valleys and a gorgeous panorama of overlapping hills. Nepal eventually ends on the flat plains that border India. In these varied terrains, countless ethnic groups with their multitude of languages and unique cultures. NFS office Location at Chitwan: Chitwan district lies about 4-5 hours drive from Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal). Chitwan is a regional hub that connects the flat region of Nepal with the hilly region. While the main town itself lies in the flat region.
Education, Environment
Skills Needed
Education, Environmental
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 month
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$50 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Homestay
  • Internet

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, Pre-Departure-Orientation, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Volunteer-Hostel, Local-Transport, Airport-Pickup-and-Drop-Off
Birendra Poudel
Nepal Friendship Society Average Ratings
I thoroughly enjoyed my 5 weeks with Birendra and his family volunteering with the Nepal Friendship Society. I stayed at their house for the whole period, and volunteered at the local government school in Ganeshtan. It took me a few days to settle in to everything and the way things worked at the school etc, but once I was settled I really enjoyed spending time with the children and the teachers. Everybody at the school were great and very welcoming, every morning I felt very lucky to be there, and I'm already looking forward to going back again to see how they are progressing. I also helped teaching English to 6 young students in the Learning Centre which is based in Birendra's house, so it's very convenient. Classes were every morning Monday to Friday from 7-8. This was...
NFS is the most pleasurable experience I have ever had going through a volunteer organization. They made my volunteer stint in Nepal unforgettable and as smooth as possible. It says a lot about the organization when I count them as family now. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to feel like their skills are being used properly, looking to experience Nepali culture, and want to leave feeling like they made a difference. Can't wait to volunteer with them in the future.